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    Winter in South Carolina

    Johanna Smith here in Aiken, South Carolina. (See a previous visit to Johanna's garden here.) After weeks of rain and warm weather, winter has finally arrived. After checking our yard…

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    A Delectable New Discovery From a Common Plant

    I finally found a new dianthus—aka pinks—that’s a real zinger. And, ironically, it’s white. ‘Key Lime Pie’ sports a larger flower than many dianthus, and it’s super floriferous. Sturdy stems…

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    What April Showers Bring

    Here are some of the flowers that are blooming away in my garden in eastern Virginia. May in this part of the country marks the transition from spring to summer,…

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    A Professional Gardener at Home

    Welcome to the home garden of Kathleen Cope in Colorado. While I garden for others to make a living, my own garden will always hold the most special place in…

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    Embracing Wild Color

    With spring soon arriving, graphic designer/writer and amateur gardener Jeff Fisher and his husband, law firm executive director Ed Cunningham, are looking forward to the return of the vibrant colors…

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    Regional Picks: Plants That Glow – South

    South   1. ‘Duet’ Beautyberry   Name: Callicarpa dichotoma ‘Duet’ Usda Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8 Size: 4 to 6 feet tall and 5 to 7 feet wide Conditions: Full…

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    Heavenly Scents—Fragrant Plants and Flowers

    A few years ago, I was walking with a friend through a wonderful rose garden and pointed out one of my favorite varieties: the old-fashioned rose ‘Madame Ernest Calvat’, which…

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    10 Perennials Easily Grown From Seed

    Because this bunch is simple to start, you'll save money and get more plants

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    Regional Reports: The Best Perennials to Start from Seed – Northern Plains

    1. ‘Origami Mix’ columbine Name: Aquilegia caerulea ‘Origami Mix’ USDA Hardiness Zones: 3 to 8 Size: 14 to 16 inches tall and wide Conditions: Full sun to partial shade; moist,…